(7:00AM - Saturday 4/2/22) A storm system moving through the region will bring a minor accumulating snowfall to portions of Northern Illinois, this morning through this afternoon.
A weak and fast moving storm system that tracked across the Plains on Friday will move through the Midwest and Great Lakes today, and then into the Northeast on Sunday. This storm system will bring a minor accumulating snowfall to portions of the region and state, this morning through this afternoon.
This Morning - This Afternoon, April 2nd ~ Snow Event:
As the storm system moves through the region today, it will be accompanied by an area of precipitation. While portions of Northern and Central Illinois will receive rain showers today, given colder temperatures in place and the dynamics involved, snow is expected across far Northern Illinois. An area of snow has entered far Northwest Illinois this morning. Snow is expected to spread across the rest of far Northern Illinois much of this morning and early afternoon, before ending mid to late afternoon from west to east across far Northern Illinois. Snow will vary in intensity during this period, with snowfall rates of 0.5"+ an hour at times. Temperatures during this event will be marginal, making this a wet snow with some melting expected as it falls and accumulates as well. Additionally, taking into account the aforementioned marginal temperatures expected and spring sun angle, snow may mix with or change to rain at times later this morning and this afternoon for affected areas.
-Final snowfall totals upwards of 1-3" is expected across portions of Northern Illinois, this morning through late this afternoon. Locally higher snowfall amounts are possible in far Northwest Illinois.